Thursday, November 5, 2009

Call 911

Went with Miss Ava to the fire station today!

With a "little" encouragement she sat in the truck.

Then we headed back to the school for snack time.

It was Ava's snack day. We made these super easy little fire truck crackers. Just take a grahm cracker and cut off the corner. Then spread on a little red frosting and add a mini oreo split apart for the wheels. I took a gumdrop and cut it in half for the siren. The latter was made by my 10 year old daughter from pretzels. I have seen other versions with black licorice but my kiddos don't like it so no licorice for our truck. Easy peasy lemon squeezy:)

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Yummo....tie dye fun

I got the idea to make these yummy tie dye I made them for Kylie's unbirthday school treat. Her birthday is in the summer so she usually misses out on taking a birthday treat.

My little helper was ready!

They were so colorful and fun. The kiddos loooved them:)

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Friday, October 30, 2009

The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow?

Well the weather has been gloomy and rainy. Tomorrow is trick or treating and we are hoping for just a little sunshine. Every since Ava dressed up as Annie for her Halloween party at school she has been singing her little heart out. I hope she is right and we see a little break from the rain!

A few years back my mom and me made the sweatshirt I am wearing. I took the footprints from my three kiddos and made ghosts. It is amazing how fast time flies~now 2 of them have bigger feet than me:(
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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Dasher De`cor


Wouldn't this be fabulous in your home this holiday season? This is a level 2 hostess incentive in the Stampin' Up! definitely decorative brochure. I chose this for my home, and I can't wait to display it. I used a floating frame but you could use any frame. Don't wait to long to schedule a workshop with me to earn this for yourself! I have openings for November and I can taylor your party to meet your needs. I'm waiting to hear from you. : )

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Deal of the Week 4

The Latest and Greatest Deal of the Week

Deals of the Week

Week 4 Deals of the Week
Special Price
116214 Princess Party Kit $9.99
116213 Pirate Party Kit$9.99
Dates: October 1-31, 2009
Promotion Details:
During the month of October, Stampin' Up! will offer several discounted products as "Deals of the Week." No limits and no minimum purchase required.

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Monday, October 19, 2009


        The latest special from Stampin' Up!   Deal of the Week

 Awesome accessories for your papercrafting needs.

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Christmas Card Camp

                       Stampin' Up! Christmas Card Camp

These are the cards for my upcoming Christmas Card Camp on November 6. If you haven't RSVP yet, tomorrow is the deadline. Cost is 25.00, 15 cards and envies. I'll have prizes to give out and we'll have alot of fun..... Join me!

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Oh How Frightful......

Mom made these fun little bags using Stampin' Up! goodies. Little Miss Ava is going to take them to school filled with little treats for her friends. I love Halloween:)

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Halloween Page

I'd like to share the 12 x 12 page my Scrapbook made last week. All supplies are Stampin' Up!. We had a great time together. Sorry the picture is not very good.  The set used is" Twick or Tweet" 18.95 page 10 in the Holiday Mini. For the scroll in the background I used "Baroque Motifs" 27.95 page 131 in the Idea Book and Catalog. I love both sets. Covered some chipboard letters with Designers Series Paper "Cast a Spell", page 161 in the Idea Book and Catalog. You can get any of these items from me or go online and order directly from my online store.
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Deals of the Week are Back!

Save this week (until October 11th) on three different punches:
The 5-Petal Flower Punch (109041)

Regular price 15.95 - Sale Price 10.99

The My Way Punch (110709)

Regular Price 15.95 - Sale Price 11.99

The Trio Flower Punch (109183)

Regular Price 15.95 - Sale Price 10.99

Shop online at any time to pick up these three great punches for a huge savings! There's no minimum purchase requirement, and you can purchase as many as you'd like. (Stock up with gifts for your Stamping Friends!)
These prices are only good until October 11th, and a new deal will be announced October 12th!

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Monday, September 14, 2009

13 years and happy:)

Today is my anniversary:) It has been 13 wonderful years. Time sure does fly by! Happy Anniversary Troy.
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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Hail to the Victors......

I don't usually blog about football but how about that Michigan team today! We live about 20 minutes from Notre Dame in Michigan so it is THE game to watch. Needless to say we are HUGE Michigan fans. The game today was a nail biter, which made it fun to watch. Hopefully Michigan can keep it up~the true freshman quarterback is looking very good. Hail to the victors:)

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

They grow so fast....

Ava had her first day of preschool today. To say that she was excited is an understatement. Except for feeling a little nervous when I left she did great. Her brother and sister started school on Tuesday and she has been impatiently waiting for her turn. Why do they have to grow up so fast. My oldest started middle school this year, it seems like yesterday I was sending him to preschool. Tear. Why does time have to go soooo fast?

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Fun for Back to School

I found this fun little apple jacket on Etsy. I think it would be great for the kiddos lunch or teacher gift. What a fun way to protect your fruit and add a little fun to your lunch:) You can get one at Jaqueline knits ltd. on Etsy.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Yep that's right the kiddos are offically back to school. Do you know what that means??? I will have time for blogging, crafting, and Etsy:)
I loooove the lazy days of summer, but I am so ready to be creative!

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Hostess Promotion

Dates: September 1-November 30, 2009

Promotion Details:

We're excited to bring you this sweet deal for hostesses September through November:

Host a workshop totaling $250 or more and choose any one item* from the 2009 Holiday Mini Catalog for only $10!

*Offer excludes hostess sets and My Digital Studio.

On October 1, when My Digital Studio is released to customers, this offer will become even sweeter:

Host a workshop of at least $400 and get My Digital Studio for 50 percent off the retail price (retail price: $79.95; promotional price: $39.97)!

We are thrilled to bring you this very exciting hostess promotion. In fact, we encourage you to contact all of your customers and let them know about this unbelievable offer! Use it to share Stampin' Up! with your friends and family; contact your past and potential hostesses to let them know that it is coming--and start planning your Holiday Mini workshops today

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Stampin' Up! Opportunity

Become a Demonstrator

While anytime is a great time to join the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator, joining during July and August is especially sweet!

Starting your own Stampin' Up! business means free and discounted products, plus a little extra cash--and who couldn't use that? Plus, from July 15 - August 31, you can become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for only $85!

The special, limited-time Mini Starter Kit contains many of the items you need to get started in your new business, including

For All You Do stamp set

In Color Classic Stampin' Pads (6)

Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")

In Color assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")

Business forms and tools

Or if you want to buy the standard $199 Starter Kit, in addition to the supplies listed below, you'll get all six of the new In Color Classic Stampin' Pads and one pack of In Color assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")--a $43 value! The standard Starter Kit includes

Five stamp sets

A Stampin' Around wheel, handle, and ink cartridge

Stampin' Pastels

Card stock

Eastern Blooms D├ęcor Elements and applicator tool

Five Classic Stampin' Pads

VersaMark Pad

Stampin' Scrub and Mist

Blender pens


Business forms and tools

These special offers--the Mini Starter Kit and the In Color add-on to the standard Starter Kit--are only available for a limited time, so you must act fast!

Benefits of Becoming a Demonstrator

Whether you just love to stamp, or you want to grow a successful, thriving business, the Stampin' Up! opportunity is the right fit for you. Stampin' Up! demonstrators enjoy many benefits, with just a few listed below:

Product discount. Demonstrators get a 20 percent discount on all Stampin' Up! products, including stamp sets, paper, and accessories. It's a great way to support your love of stamping and paper crafting.

Extra income. You'll earn extra income based on your sales and recruiting--how much extra income is up to you. Maybe you just want enough income to pay the electric bill every month, or maybe your goal is bigger--the monthly payment for your new car--it's your decision! See the Compensation Table for more information.

Flexible schedule. This is your business, so you can put in as much (or as little) time as you'd like.

Support from Stampin' Up! We love our demonstrators and it shows through our demonstrator support materials, including a monthly magazine, workshop ideas, and audio and video trainings on all kinds of topics available on our Demonstrator Web Site.

So what are you waiting for? Contact your demonstrator TODAY to join the Stampin' Up! family!

Debbie Bartak 
password is debbiebartak to enter the online sign up.

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Pray, click, repeat.......

Our good friend Johnny recently found he has colon cancer that has spread to his liver. He is only 43 years old. He is currently receiving chemo and will need to travel to the Mayo Clinic for surgery. Please stop by the blog his wife Pam started~ to read their journey. Send your prayers their way and click on the ads on their blog. They are going to use the money raised from the ads to help win their fight againist cancer. Once Johnny has kicked cancers butt the money will be donated for cancer research! So please stop by they love the support they have been receiving!!!
Pray, click, repeat:)
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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Cal Ripken Michigan State Champions

I am so proud of our all star team. They are the Michigan representative for the Cal Ripken Ohio Valley Regional!!
The little lady that is standing is my youngest, Ava. She has fun with her friends at the ball park. It's a good thing because we spend a LOT of time at the ball park:)
It's a family affair! My husband coaches. My daughter Kylie was the photographer so I don't have any pics of her.
We will be traveling to Lexington, Kentucky to play for regionals. Lots of fundraising between now and then! It will be a lot of fun and it will be our family vacation this summer. I am not looking forward to traveling in the car for 6 hours with three children~~wish me luck!
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